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May 8, 2007 03:53 PM

In search of new Shawarma spot - Willing to drive.

I've had a serious shawarma craving lately.

Usually when I get the bug I just head over to Carnival in Sherman Oaks, or Sunin off of Westwood Blvd.

I'm looking to expand my horizons and I'm also willing to drive.
I figure that someone out there might be able to suggest where I might find the best LA has to offer.

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    1. Sham in Santa Monica is good. It's on S.M. blvd at 7th. Their shwarma is quite good, and the portions are generous. I also really like their fresh, warm bread and hummus. Chicken Shwarma is also a winner.

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      1. re: pleasedonttakemetobucodibepo

        Second Sham, which I thought was just a hair better than Sunnin, my other "go to" place for shawarma. Do they bake their own pita? It's quite tasty...

      2. Moishe's at the Farmer's Market on 3rd & Fairfax.

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        1. re: navystreet

          Thanks for the tip. I ended up at the Grove this weekend and remembered your suggestion. I got the Shawarma plate with a side of hummus and eggplant salad. Easily on par with anywhere else I've tried in LA - and better than many places I've eaten. My only complaint was that the price was a little high, but what else can you expect given the location? The meat was tender and well seasoned, and the plate came with two warm, substantial pitas. Worth giving a shot - but probably not going to be an all-the-time thing for me.

        2. My brother swears by...
          Pita Kitchen
          (818) 990-7006
          14500 Ventura Blvd
          Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

          1. Sham is okay, but I wasn't impressed that I had to order any sides separately, rather than getting a side of hummus or something with my entree.

            Zankou's good and no-nonsense. In fact, I'm going to have a shawarma sandwich today for lunch--beef, tahini, tomatoes--what could be better?